Frequently Asked Questions - Hunters & Harvesters
Q. What sort of programs are available for hunters and harvesters?
A. For an overview on all of our programs, see
For more detailed information on each program, continue reading!
The Capital Equipment Program is designed to provide financial assistance in the form of capital hunting equipment such as snowmobiles, boats, motors and ATVs to harvesting households that cannot afford these investments needed to carry on a traditional harvesting lifestyle.
This program is delivered by NTI in conjunction with the local Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTOs). Capital Equipment Program Application forms are available online or in your local HTO office.
See the Capital Equipment Program Description to find out more about the process and to determine if you are eligible.
Q. Is there a program available to me that will help me to learn more about survival skills, harvesting knowledge or traditional sewing techniques?
A. The Atugaksait Program is designed to provide financial assistant to any skills learned that will be contribute to the preservation of Nunavut Inuit harvesting knowledge or lifestyle at the community level.
To find out more about this funding, please see the Acceptable and Non-Acceptable Funding Expenses Form:
You will need to fill out an Application Form and send it to the Program Officer for the Nunavut Harvester Support Program for consideration:
Q. Is there any program that will help to fund a community harvest?
A. The Community Harvest Program is designed to provide financial assistance to HTOs to organize a community harvest to benefit community members. The meat can be distributed by either a community feast or to selected members of the community, including Elders, families with no means of hunting, windowed people, youth, etc.
Q. Our household needs some small equipment that will help us carry on our traditional lifestyle. Is there a program available?
A. The Small Equipment Program can help you and your family. It is designed to provide small equipment to harvesting households so they may adequately carry on a traditional Inuit harvesting lifestyle. Small equipment is purchased by NHSP and sent to Hunters and Trappers Organizations (HTOs) to sell to Beneficiary harvesters at a subsidized cost.